The turaco is a fruit-eating bird from southern Africa. Green turaco’s such as the one on this photograph come in different types, distinguishable by their crests. Where we live, Shalow’s turaco, with its long, even floppy, crest can be found. It’s a shy bird that is more often heard than seen. But to my delight this turaco has made our birdbath a daily stop for some water. What a joy!
There’s a dark and a troubled side of life
There’s a bright and a sunny side too
Though we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view
When it’s Monday and the weekend wasn’t long enough…
A not really awake spotted thick-knee photographed in Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Two ostriches in the morning mist in Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Pretoria, South Africa.
A creative take on a photo of two zebras fighting each other in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
A pied kingfisher crying out angrily at his rival.
Photo taken in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
The cool winter season is an ideal time to see these small and shy antelopes. We encountered this male steenbok in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.